A YELLOW weather warning has been issued across Scotland in preparation of Storm Barra.

The Met Office have issued three yellow warnings covering Scotland for today, Tuesday, December 7.

Strong winds and snow are forecast in some areas which could impact on driving conditions and cause some disruption to travel and power.

Transport Scotland, utility companies and local resilience partners have contingency plans in place in preparation for any disruption, and will continue to share up to date advice and information with the public.

A ministerial meeting of the Scottish Government’s Resilience Room (SGoRR), chaired by Deputy First Minister John Swinney, was held earlier today to ensure preparations and appropriate measures are in place.

Mr Swinney said: “In preparation for Storm Barra, I met resilience partners to oversee efforts and ensure every possible resource is deployed and continues to stand by to coordinate support.

“The Scottish Government is in close contact with local authorities and the emergency services to ensure people in the affected areas receive the latest information and support where needed.

“I would urge everyone in the affected areas to exercise caution and follow the latest travel advice.

“I want to assure the public that we have strong and robust arrangements in place to manage and address weather-related resilience issues at a national, regional and local level.

“In the aftermath of Storm Arwen, we will review the preparations and response to ensure we learn from this most exceptional storm.”